Carthon leaves Cardinals' staff for Chiefs

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Cardinals lost another assistant coach when Maurice Carthon left to join Todd Haley's inaugural Chiefs staff as assistant head coach.

Carthon had coached the Cardinals' running backs. Haley was offensive coordinator. The Chiefs announced Carthon's hiring in a news release Thursday afternoon.

The Cardinals do not appear to have an obvious replacement for Carthon on staff. The team already lost Haley and offensive assistant Dedric Ward to the Chiefs.

The timing of Carthon's departure surprises me some. I was under the impression Arizona had weathered the last of its staff defections this offseason.